More key skills for mobile developers

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The economy near the Houston area is booming, and like companies everywhere, more and more local businesses are opting for a "mobile-first" approach to their website.

Recently, this blog featured a post about useful skills that mobile web developers might need to compete in the field. Given the popularity of Android devices, it focused on Java skills. These will certainly come in handy, especially for those who are looking for career opportunities in Houston. There, a number of different companies are looking to improve their mobile web offerings.

An article in CITE World contains plenty of other skills that are certainly wroth knowing. Here are several more:

  • .NET Though Microsoft does not have a particularly strong mobile base—despite recent growth, it still only commands about 3 percent of the market—good mobile development requires back-end integration, and it is that process that still involves a number of Microsoft services.
  • CSS and HTML5 There are a lot of important factors that go into building a webpage, but when it comes to the user, looks are highly important. A page's design conveys a powerful first impression to first-time visitors. It is even more important on mobile devices, where users have long since gotten used to poorly-designed pages that were shrunk down from their original counterparts. By learning CSS and HTML5, you'll be able to take older pages that used to be done in Flash and translate them into responsive, eye-catching designs.

The economy near the Houston area is booming, and like companies everywhere, more and more local businesses are opting for a "mobile-first" approach to their website. The number of resulting technology jobs in Houston is only going to grow.

Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a Web/Mobile Developer. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.

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